Astronauts go stellar

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  There's been an overwhelming amount of love for 'Skydive', the debut single from Astronauts, in the last couple of weeks. The track eventually cracked into the Hype Machine top five, with over 4,000 favourites, and racked up 100,000 Soundcloud plays in the space of a week. It's also graced the airwaves courtesy of 6 Music and Radio 2 in the UK, and KCRW and Sirius XM in the US, among others. Lovely. Here are some more things that people who know about this sort of thing have said... NME: “Something of a marvel.” BlackBook Magazine (US): “A new rainy day favorite.” BlackBook Magazine (US) Trust Dusty (UK): “Astronauts might just be my new favourite band.” Indie Shuffle (US): “I think I just found one of my new favorite bands, and their name is Astronauts.” All Things Go (US): “There are elements that would seem free and airy on other backdrops, but here are weighted down with an atmosphere of claustrophobic breathlessness. The track is heavy, and it’s dark.” Hillydilly (US): “Musical bliss.”